2022 Hyundai Santa Fe

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$27,200

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

SUV

Body style

26
Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

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5

Seating capacity

188.4” x 66.3”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Power from turbocharged 2.5-liter engine
  • Eight-speed dual-clutch transmission’s performance
  • Cargo room
  • Backseat space
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen easy to use

The bad:

  • Occasional low-speed jerkiness with dual-clutch transmission
  • Lots of hard plastic interior trim
  • Wide center console cuts into driver's leg space
  • Handling
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto only with 8-inch touchscreen

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Five-seat mid-size SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Gas, hybrid and plug-in hybrid drivetrains
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay standard
  • Automatic emergency braking standard
See also: How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe?

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe?

The Santa Fe is a five-seat mid-size SUV that competes with the Ford Edge, Honda Passport and Toyota Venza. It’s powered by a standard 191-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder that pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission. A 281-hp, turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder teamed with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic is available. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions are also offered.

The Hyundai Santa Fe offers 25.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind its backseat, according to Cars.com’s cargo measurements. You can see how it scored in our Car Seat Check here.

What’s New on the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe?

A new XRT trim level is designed to look more rugged, with black exterior accents, dark 18-inch wheels and a dark grille, among other cues. Santa Fes produced from September 2021 onward get standard blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, safe exit assist, and side mirrors with integrated turn signals.

What Features in the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • LED automatic headlights
  • Cloth upholstery
  • 60/40-split folding and reclining backseat
  • 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-keeping assist

Available features include:

  • Power-folding side mirrors
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • 25-inch touchscreen with navigation
  • Harman Kardon premium stereo
  • Wireless device charging
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Head-up display
  • 3-inch digital instrument cluster

Should I Buy the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe?

The Santa Fe has a roomy interior that’s nicely appointed, and the optional turbocharged 2.5-liter engine is a strong performer. This SUV also has a long list of standard active safety features, and the availability of hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions broaden the range of fuel-efficient drivetrains. We did, however, notice some low-speed jerkiness with the dual-clutch transmission.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 3.9
  • Value 4.2
  • Exterior 4.4
  • Reliability 3.6

Most recent consumer reviews

1.0

Don't buy it

My engine is not reliable, I got the engine light fixed twice and now have a transmission problem. It is a 2.5 NA with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The first time it got all error codes on and they said nothing happened. The second time is when the engine lights on and drives rough, dumping me in the middle of 405. The tow to the shop takes 2 weeks with no loaner car. The third transmission problem just happened yesterday night, with higher RPM and no power to the wheels, I pulled over to the highway exit and sent a tow truck to my dealer to fix it. Also, on a 2-degree temperature day, the horn with not working, takes them a week to fix it. I didn't even mention with unstable Android Auto and Apple Carplay, with poor interior quality. The only thing that I like about this car is the off-road ability. As a city SUV, it can bring me to some rough road conditions with no issues. But the engine and transmission need to be improved!!!

3.0

Decepcionada

Tuve un accidente donde mi hyundai Sta. Fe se aceleró y una verja (que fue dañada)evitó que cayera por un precipicio al llegar a una terapia de un Centro de Terapias Renacer en Hatillo, PR. Hoy salió un recall. Solicito ayuda, por favor. Estoy pagando la unidad.

3.0

driver seat moves to drivers comfort gas cap

for the money there is no comfort I miss some I had in my MKZ much more nice in a 12 year old car Never again

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Safety

Based on the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
5
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
5
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
15.5%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Hyundai
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
84 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Maintenance
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 80,000 miles; less than 7 years old (currently MY18- MY24)
Basic warranty terms
Remainder of the 5-Year/60,000-Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
Powertrain
10-Yr/100K-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
Dealer certification required
173-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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